ADVANCED COMPOSITING & SPECIAL EFFECTS FOR FILM:

Take your career to the next level in the film business:
As digital technologies drive rapid growth in the media, entertainment and VFX industries, there is a growing opportunity for post-production professionals skilled at 2D, 3D and Virtual set compositing.
Our Compositing for Film program introduces learners to a broad spectrum of 2D, 3D and Virtual sets visual effects techniques, and prepares them for a successful behind-the-scenes career in the entertainment industry.

Students master the art and science of compositing in a state-of-the-art environment, under the guidance of industry experts.
Learn how to create stunning visual effects with one of the most widely-used and highly-regarded compositing applications on the market.....

Learn digital art and animation skills that are relevant to what studios are looking for in our industry-driven hands-on diploma program, Created and taught by the best artists in the business, Proline Film Academy students network with professionals firmly intrenched in some of the biggest studios in the world while they learn.
Our mentors are from top studios in the US, This is your opportunity to be trained by the best artists and animators from the top studios in the world who have worked on your favourite films and games!

With multiple points of contact each week, including live classes, recorded feedback and one-on-one support, learning with Proline Film Academy is a highly personalised experience which ensures that no student is ever left behind.
All students are provided and constantly updated with software that is currently being used in professional studios, ensuring everyone graduates ready to enter the workforce and contribute.

Recent graduates have started there own studios as it's the main agenda for the academy to make all youths of Uganda enterprenuers through film business.
After effects has become the standard for high-end motion graphics design and animation for TV broadcast. With a 20 year pedigree, After Effects gives artists unprecedented control over their composites using its powerful layer based approach.

The course follows a hands-on, project based approach with ample opportunities for you to try out what you are learning.
All the assets and materials are provided, however if you prefer you are welcome to use your own footage or material.
We can tailor the course to cover just the areas you require, you let us know what you want to cover and we’ll advise you how long this would take.
Furthermore, you can mix and match components from different courses to create your own custom course that perfectly matches your needs.

After Effects allows users to animate, alter and composite media in 2D and 3D space with various built-in tools and third party plug-ins.
How the Course Works:

With over 10years of industry experience our expert trainers will quickly get you up to speed on all the features of this industry standard software, equipping you to produce the best results, faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Whether you are new to the software or already have a number of years experience we can help you move ahead of the competition.
All our courses cover not just the fundamentals of the software, but also the concepts and principles behind how they fit into the overall visual effects pipeline.

THIS COURSE SUITS ALL:

- Graphic Designers.
- TV Graphic Artists.
- Web Designers.
- Filmmakers

COURSE CONTENTS:

SEMESTER ONE:

• Introduction to Premiere Pro CC interface.
• Editing a music Video in Premiere Pro CC.
• Introduction to Animations in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Chroma Keying in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Typography in Premiere Pro CC.
• Editing a Documentary in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Compositing in Premiere Pro CC.
• Crafting Your Vision for Music Videos
• Advanced Editing Theories and Techniques for Film.
• Advanced Color Grading in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Sound workflow in Premiere Pro CC.
• Advanced Render techniques in Premiere Pro CC.
• Integrating Premiere Pro CC. with other advanced Compositing Programs
• Multi-Camera Video Production & Post Production Techniques.
• Advanced Commercial Editing Techniques with Premiere Pro CC. • Advanced Cutting with Music for Promos.
• Advanced Render techniques in Premiere Pro CC.
• Integrating Premiere Pro CC with other advanced Compositing Programs.
• The Art of Color Correction & Artistic Color Grading on the Timeline.

SEMESTER TWO:

• Introduction to Audition CC interface.
• Syncing Sound workflow
• Editing Dialogue and Location Sound in Audition CC.
• Advanced Workflow With SFX and Music.
• Mixing To Picture in Audition CC.
• Working with the Multitrack Editor and Mixer Panel in Audition CC. • Introduction to Photoshop CC interface.
• Mastering Compression Settings in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder
• Mastering FX Real Movie Poster Effects in Adobe Photoshop
• Introduction to Photoshop for film workflow
• Advanced Matte Painting And Compositing for film.
• Advanced Masking and Compositing Hair in Photoshop CC.
• Advanced Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop and After Effects
• Advanced Fashion Retouching in Photoshop CC.
• Advanced Digital Production Techniques in Photoshop CC.

SEMESTER THREE:

• Introduction to After Effects CC interface.
• Introduction to advanced Compositing with After effects CC.
• Advanced Color Grading with AE.
• Advanced Motion Tracking with the Foundry Camera tracker.
• VFX Techniques - Set Extensions.
• VFX Techniques - Crowd Simulations
• VFX Techniques - Sky Replacements
• Introduction to Cinematic Drone video Post-Production.
• Introduction to Advanced Shape Layers workflow.
• Advanced Adobe CC Suit Film Production workflow
• Advanced Text Treatments in After Effects CC.
• Introduction to Illustrator workflow.
• Converting Pixels to Vectors in Illustrator CC.
• Advanced Type Design introduction to effects in illustrator CC.
• Advanced Principles of Animation in After Effects.
• Advanced Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques with After Effects CC.
• Advanced Compositing Tracking and Roto Techniques with After Effects CC.
• Advanced Integration with Photo shop, Illustrator and After effects Production Techniques.
• Advanced Beauty and Portrait Retouching in Photoshop CC.
• Mastering Layers in Photoshop CC.
• Mastering Selections in Photoshop CC.
• Introduction to Hollywood Movie Titles
• Documentary Photo Techniques with Photoshop & After Effects.
• Green & Blue Screen Production Principals.
• Introduction to all advanced Plugins for Premiere & AE.
• Directing a Music Video ( On-Location Practicals )
• Camera & Lighting ( On-Location Practicals )
• How to use Gopro for Outdoor Photography
• Fundamentals of Video Cameras and Shooting.
• Video Post-Production for Low-budget Films.
• Advanced Camera Movements for Video Production.
• The Art of Filmmaking and Editing.

SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR THIS COURSE:

Adobe After Effects CC.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Adobe Illustrator CC.
Cinema 4D.
Adobe Photoshop CC.
Mocha Pro.
• Imagenomic/ Nick Softwares.
• All Compatible Plugins for all main softwares.

CAREERE OPORTUNITIES AFTER YOUR COMPLETION FOR THIS COURSE:

What do Compositors do?:

Compositors work in most areas of animation and post production.
They are responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of previously created material.
Although it is primarily a 2D role within the 3D world of CGI and VFX (Visual Effects), Compositors need a thorough understanding of the CG process combined with relevant artistic skills.
In post production companies, some TDs (Technical Directors) may do their own compositing.

What is the job?

Compositors work at the end of the production process.
They receive material from various sources which could include rendered computer animation, special effects, graphics, 2D animation, live action, static background plates, etc.
Their job is to creatively combine all the elements into the final image, ensuring that the established style of the project is respected and continuity is maintained.

To achieve this they enhance the lighting, match blacks and other color levels, add grain where required, add motion blur (if appropriate), create convincing shadows and make sure levels combine together seamlessly, keying, rotoscoping and creating mattes where necessary.

They work closely with lighters and need to have technical knowledge of how 3D lighting works in order to understand the 'multi passes' that the lighters create.
They also liaise closely with render wranglers to progress work through the department.
As this is the end of the production line, there can be occasions when it is necessary to work very long hours to catch up on a schedule.
Compositors need to keep up to date with technological developments within their field.

Visual Effects:
A visual arts animator is both an artist and a craftsman.
Using animation software, a skilled professional is able to create unique special effects or complex visual impressions needed for the project at hand.
From accident-scene recreation to blockbuster movie effects, the visual arts animator is an essential part of both the public and private sector.

What Is a Visual Effects Animator?

A visual effects animator is the individual responsible for inserting special effects into films; effects that cannot be added during live action shooting.
A great example is when the green screen is used during shots of actors in a studio, and an exciting background is added later.
These professionals may even create entire characters through computer software programs and integrate them into the film, even allowing them to interact with live action characters.
They work to increase the realism and excitement of television shows, films, commercials and other projects.
A strong background in multimedia art and animation is required to be successful at this career, and many individuals work as animators or other artists before specializing in visual effects.

Work Environment:

Although most of this professional’s time will be spent in an office where they have access to computers and animation software, visual effects animators can also be found at live action shootings.
They may travel to various locations to watch the filming happen, or to document the recording for their own research and animation process.
They often work long hours, nights and weekends, especially when they are under tight deadlines.
Most of the youth under this sector are mainly self employed and also work partime in other production companies.
Although freelancing offers up a variety of benefits, including the ability to take on what jobs the artist wants, there is also a downside, which is non-steady work and paychecks.
The good news is that several industries employ these animators, including the motion picture and film industry, which is responsible for 30% of employment for this field.